A water heater installation may sound like a fairly simple and straightforward process on the surface. Disconnect the old water heater, connect the new water heater. Figure out what to do with the old water heater. But the truth is that installing a new water heater is hard. Very hard. And if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing along the way, there are plenty of opportunities for disaster.
Most water heaters are in musty basements, clustered in with all sorts of other heating or cooling equipment and set amid a tangle of pipes going in every direction. So just for clarification, let’s define our terms.
What is a water heater?
A water heater is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a big tank that heats up your water so that you can do your dishes, take a shower, and wash your hands in comfort. Water heaters come in a variety of sizes and capacities, and are designed for everything from a studio apartment to a multi-family house. Some are powered by gas while others are electric.
Why install a new water heater?
Water heaters only have a limited life, so eventually you’re going to be forced into installing a new one. But there are reasons to do so sooner:
- If you add new plumbing and need a tank with a bigger capacity
- If your current water heater isn’t energy efficient
- If you’re thinking of selling your house (prospective buyers love new water heaters)
How hard could it be?
Here’s just a snapshot of what’s involved in a new water heater install:
- Disconnecting the wiring
- Pumping the old tank
- Cutting pipes
- Installing an isolation valve
- Making and attaching a tailpiece
- Hauling off the old tank
Exhausted yet? Then why not leave the installation to professionals who have been doing it for decades? If you need a water heater installation in Roslyn, call Rebmann! The experts at Rebmann will have your old tank out and your new tank in with a minimum of fuss and bother, and at a great price. Call today!